Lira's post-conviction relief request fails  Clinton HeraldCLINTON — Chief District Court Judge Marlita Greve has denied an application for post-conviction relief for a man convicted in 2016 of first-degree robbery and ...

Revisiting Post-Conviction Relief by States to Defeat Deportation Laws  Immigration BlogActions taken by the judiciary and the executive branches of state governments designed solely to defeat the workings of federal deportation laws only foster an ...

Prosecutor seeks post conviction relief for Christopher Tapp  LocalNews8.com"There exists clear and convincing evidence that Petitioner (Christopher Tapp) was convicted of a crime for which he did not commit."

Criminal Law: Post-Conviction Relief-Timeliness-Failure to Appoint Counsel  Missouri Lawyers MediaDefendant filed a pro se motion for post-conviction relief, which included an in forma pauperis affidavit claiming indigence due to incarceration. Defendant ...

Clear Lake man convicted again of child sex abuse  KIMT 3Got first conviction overturned on immigration claims.

Freed At Last! Genealogical DNA Did It! | The Mighty 790 KFGO  KFGO NewsThe use of Genealogical DNA has solved many decades-old crimes, and put rapists and murderers in prison. But, this time it has freed a man from prison.

In Philly courtroom where DA Krasner won’t try cases, he’s called to witness stand  The Philadelphia InquirerThe judge happened to be Scott DiClaudio, who has been at war with Krasner since April, when the District Attorney filed motions in all of DiClaudio's cases, ...

Man's disability won't earn him new murder sentence  Missouri Lawyers MediaIn a 4-3 split, the Missouri Supreme Court on July 16 denied post-conviction relief to an intellectually disabled man who participated in the gruesome 2008 ...

Man convicted of murder in the '90s exonerated thanks to genetic genealogy  ABC NewsIn the 1990s, Christopher Tapp was sent to prison for the rape and murder of Idaho teen Angie Dodge. Despite his DNA not matching evidence found at the ...

Rapper Urges Pennsylvania Court to Overturn 2008 Conviction  Courthouse News ServicePHILADELPHIA (CN) – Rapper and criminal-justice reform crusader Meek Mill took one step closer to vindication Tuesday, with his attorney questioning the ...

D.A. Larry Krasner takes the stand during former client's appeal hearing  PhillyVoice.comLarry Krasner, Philadelphia's progressive District Attorney, was called to court to testify in the gun case of a former client from his defense attorney days.

Man convicted in Missoula murder of exchange student seeking new trial  KRTV Great Falls NewsYour browser does not currently recognize any of the video formats available. Click here to visit our frequently asked questions about HTML5 video.

Christensen's post-conviction relief motion denied, appeal filed  Amery Free Press“You don't negotiate the sentence with the judge.” Judge Eugene Harrington read that quote from Darryl Christensen's former defense attorney during his ruling ...

'Fatal error': Man convicted of killing Missoula exchange student seeks new trial  Fairfield Sun TimesA Missoula man convicted in the 2014 shooting death of a German exchange student was back in court Thursday, seeking a new trial.

Criminal – Murder – Constitutionality  Rhode Island Lawyers WeeklyWhere a petitioner pleaded guilty to murder in the first degree, he should be denied postconviction relief despite his contention that the statute of conviction, G.L. ...

The Jury Said He Killed Her Daughter. She Helped Clear His Name.  The New York TimesCarol Dodge's daughter had been killed, and a man had been convicted. But years later, still fixated on the case, she was poring over 30 hours of interrogation ...

Franklin man who 'heard voices' loses second appeal of robbery conviction  MyCentralJersey.comFRANKLIN (Somerset) – A township man who claimed he was hearing voices while he was committing two violent robberies has lost the second appeal of his ...

The most powerful argument for the death penalty: Steve Duin  OregonLiveAngela McAnulty is the only woman on Oregon's Death Row. She's also the most powerful argument for it. She killed her 15-year-old daughter with such ...

Federal judge recommends appeal of York County convicted killer should be denied  PennLiveU.S. Middle District Magistrate Judge Martin C. Carson Monday rejected claims of Paul N. Hansen that he was the victim of an unfair trial or ineffective counsel.

The Questionable Conviction, and Re-Conviction, of Ricky Joyner  ProPublicaJuries convicted Ricky Joyner twice. Once in 1994 and again in 1998, after he won his first appeal. Prosecutors called the case cut and dried. But we looked ...

Jake Patterson sent to out-of-state prison to serve sentence for Closs kidnapping, murders  Green Bay Press GazettePatterson, 22, was transferred Monday from Dodge Correctional Institution in Waupun.

Elkhart man revives efforts for new trial in 2002 murder  Indiana LawyerA mentally disabled man serving a 55-year prison sentence for a murder 17 years ago that he maintains he did not commit is reviving his efforts for ...

Johnson County prosecutor Cooper to resign after domestic battery sentencing  Indiana LawyerJohnson County Prosecutor Bradley Cooper will be removed from his elected office Wednesday after he is sentenced for felony and misdemeanor domestic ...

Convicted of murder on recanted testimony, Corey Atchison fights for his freedom, 'actual innocence' ruling  Tulsa WorldCorey Atchison has been imprisoned for nearly 30 years after being convicted of first-degree murder in what police alleged was a gang-related shooting. But a a ...

Special judge denies appeal of capital murder conviction  Northeast Mississippi Daily JournalTUPELO • A special judge said the courts should not suspend the rules for a Mooreville man who waited too long to appeal.

Teen convicted of murder wins resentencing due to ineffective counsel  Indiana LawyerA man who as a 16-year-old received a 181-year sentence for murder in entitled to a new sentencing hearing. The Indiana Court of Appeals concluded the Lake ...

'I can't hold no grudge. Life's too short:' Corey Atchison found actually innocent after 1991 murder conviction  Tulsa WorldFor years, Corey Atchison told anyone who would listen that he was wrongly imprisoned on a 1991 first-degree murder conviction related to the shooting of a ...

Mooreville man wants to appeal 2005 capital murder conviction  Northeast Mississippi Daily JournalTUPELO • A Mooreville man who had his death sentence vacated last year hopes a special judge will allow him to appeal his 14-year-old capital murder ...

No-contest plea runs afoul of 'knowing and voluntary' test  Rhode Island Lawyers WeeklyA petitioner who in 2014 pleaded nolo contendere to two counts of second-degree child molestation showed by a preponderance of the evidence that he was ...

Execution date set for Russell Bucklew in late 2019  KAITThe Supreme Court of Missouri issued a warrant of execution for Bucklew on June 25, 2019.

Oregon's only woman on death row to get new trial: Judge says he'll throw out her child-torture murder conviction  OregonLiveA post-conviction-relief judge finds that defense lawyers for Angela McAnulty, now 50, made crucial mistakes before and after she entered a guilty plea to ...

Bonita Springs attorney faces suspension after allegedly using research company to draft motion  Florida RecordTALLAHASSEE (Florida Record) — Longtime Bonita Springs attorney Charles A. Murray faces suspension following a May 30 Florida Supreme Court order after ...

Criminal procedure — post-conviction proceedings  Chicago Daily Law BulletinCriminal procedure — post-conviction proceedings- Where a defendant submits a post-conviction petition for relief, in the first stage he is only required to make ...

What you missed this week in notable North Iowa crimes and court cases  Mason City Globe GazetteThis week's local crime and court updates from Globe Gazette.

Pa. man's request for DNA testing to clear himself of 1986 murder gets delayed  PennLiveScott R. Schaeffer will have to wait a few more weeks to learn if a judge will grant his petition for DNA testing of certain evidence in the 1986 beating death of ...

Stun Guns and Tasers: IL Supreme Court Holds Portion of UUW Statute as a Comprehensive Ban, Facially Unconstitutional  LexologySecond Amendment law in Illinois received greater clarity as applied to stun guns and tasers. In People v. Webb, the State's Supreme Court held as…

Indiana death row inmate denied SCOTUS appeal of sentence  Indiana LawyerAn Indiana death row inmate whose request for a new sentencing hearing split the Indiana Supreme Court and drew a 40-page dissent from Chief Justice ...

Kim Kardashian West tweets support for Ohio man who was granted clemency for death sentence in 2010  Cleveland 19 NewsIn 1994, Kevin Keith was convicted on three counts of aggravated murder and three counts of attempted murder. However, questions have since arose relating ...

Jacksonville man released from prison 17 years early, and not a minute too soon  FirstCoastNews.com WTLV-WJXXEveryone agreed Eric Wright's 20-year sentence was excessive. “I have no discretion,” Circuit Judge Tatiana Salvador lamented at his 2015 sentencing. “I have ...

He was convicted of an Horry County murder, but new DNA tests tell a different story  Myrtle Beach Sun NewsDNA from a man convicted of murder was not found on the victim or items taken from the crime scene, according to a defense expert. Gary Wayne Bennett is ...

Murder appeal from city heard | Local | Journal Gazette  Fort Wayne Journal GazetteINDIANAPOLIS – The Indiana Supreme Court heard arguments Friday about whether an Allen County convicted murderer should get another appeal. Tro ...

Court records: Conviction vacated for man who pled guilty in wife's shooting, judge orders new trial  FOX CarolinaSPARTANBURG, SC (FOX Carolina) – Court records show the conviction has been vacated for an Upstate man who pleaded guilty to attempted murder and a ...

Testing approved in murder case | News  Rutland HeraldA criminal court judge ruled Monday that an expert hired by a woman accused of shooting and killing her husband in December 2016 can examine the evidence ...

Greenville deputy, caught on video destroying evidence, will not face further investigation  Greenville NewsGreenville County Sheriff's Office has no plans to review any of Deputy Wes Arflin's prior arrests after he was caught on video destroying evidence.

AG to Provide Bright-Line Rules for Post-Conviction Relief Cases  Immigration BlogThe ultimate decision will likely provide needed guidance to immigration adjudicators, and will also likely limit any attempts by activist state judges and ...

Dubuque County prosecutor seeks dismissal of convicted murderer's bid for new trial  telegraphherald.comA local prosecutor seeks to end the new trial bid of a man convicted of a Dubuque murder.

A 'fundamental miscarriage of justice': Man set free after 28 years in prison for crime he didn't commit now adjusts to life outside  Tulsa WorldCorey Atchison's first night of freedom in nearly 30 years ended with a two-hour nap at the Hard Rock Hotel and Casino Tulsa. He got about three hours of sleep ...

Judge called to testify in case of man convicted of shooting ex-Jaguar Richard Collier  FirstCoastNews.com WTLV-WJXXSenior Circuit Court Judge Mallory Cooper returned to court -- not to preside, but to testify.

Experts Tout Justice, Economics in Push to Legalize Cannabis  Courthouse News ServiceWASHINGTON (CN) – Physicians and even a state prosecutor joined the effort to legalize marijuana Wednesday, telling Congress that federal approval will ...

Florida Supreme Court gives attorney Charles Murray of Bonita Springs a 6-month suspension  The News-PressBonita Springs attorney Charles A. Murray was given a 180-day suspension, effective 30 days from a May 30 court order.

N.J. appellate court vacates plea deal that would have meant mandatory deportation  NJ.comA state appellate court on Wednesday vacated a plea deal for a Hudson County man in jail on a bail-jumping charge after it was found the defendant “was ...

Florida US Representatives are backing marijuana reforms  Florida PhoenixWASHINGTON – Six U.S. Reps from Florida – Democrats Charlie Crist, Al Lawson, Darren Soto and Ted Deutch, along with Republicans Matt Gaetz and Greg ...

Jim Kenyon: Vermont's Corrections system needs fixing  Valley NewsFor 20 years, Vermont has gotten away with treating a chunk of its prison population like cattle. With Vermont's own prisons maxed out, hundreds of offenders ...

Even Before he Appeals his Conviction, Raniere Will be Seeking Relief  ArtvoiceSeveral readers have recently commented about the likelihood that Keith Raniere will be filing various appeals reading his recent conviction on seven felony ...

Legislature approves post-conviction relief for marijuana crimes  Herald and NewsThe Senate gave the nod to a proposal that would help tens of thousands of Oregonians with marijuana convictions clear their record, allowing them better ...

Post-conviction relief is an option for those convicted in South Carolina.  Myrtle Beach Sun NewsPost-conviction relief is an option for those convicted in South Carolina seeking a new trial. The court filing is a chance to raise issues during their trial.

Ineffective Assistance of Counsel – Wisconsin Law Journal – WI Legal News & Resources  Wisconsin Law JournalMichael Mayville appeals from his convictions for incest, as well as an order denying postconviction relief.

Post-conviction relief ruling appealed in Minot quadruple homicide  KFYR-TVA Somali national serving four life sentences in a quadruple homicide in Minot in 2011 is once again appealing a lower court's denial for post-conviction relief.

Man who murdered Gary officer withdraws petition for post-conviction relief  nwitimes.comCROWN POINT — A man serving life in prison for murdering Gary Patrolman Jeffrey Westerfield in 2014 has withdrawn his petition for post-conviction relief.

Sentencing Guidelines – Wisconsin Law Journal – WI Legal News & Resources  Wisconsin Law JournalTracy Shipman appeals the district court's denial of his petition for collateral postconviction relief under 28 U.S.C. § 2255.

Judge denies motion for post-conviction relief for Brian Folsom  Canon City Daily RecordDistrict Judge David Thorson denied a motion for post-conviction relief for Brian Folsom, 35, who entered a plea bargain in 2009 for a murder case. Thursday ...

After post-conviction relief, man to leave jail after 18 years via plea agreement  KATUDontae Remarcus Farmer, 36, was convicted of murder with a firearm in 2001, but after the Oregon Supreme Court granted him post-conviction relief in 2018, ...

Nebraska death row inmate's post-conviction motion sat idle for 2 years after judge retired  Lincoln Journal StarA Nebraska death row inmate's case raising constitutional claims has sat idle for more than two years, following a Scotts Bluff County judge's retirement.

Nebraska Supreme Court denies postconviction relief to sex offender  Scottsbluff Star HeraldThough Timothy Fuentes, of Scottsbluff, had a history of sex offense, the man objected when a Scotts Bluff County judge sentenced him to the maximum ...

Family takes the stand in post-conviction relief hearing for Stephen Stanko  wpde.comA post conviction relief hearing that could grant convicted murderer Stephen Stanko, who is on death row, a retrial was back in session Tuesday. Stanko's ...

All the decisions the Supreme Court made in 2019  Business InsiderThe current Supreme Court is one of the most closely watched in history after President Donald Trump successfully appointed two justices.

Post-conviction relief hearing set for David Hyslop  KRTV Great Falls NewsA hearing has been set for a Great Falls man looking to get a new trial for the beating death of 2-year-old October Perez. David Hyslop was convicted of ...

COA reverses murderer's post-conviction relief | 2018-09-06  Indiana LawyerPost-conviction relief was revoked from a man convicted of murder and sentenced to 141 years in prison after the Indiana Court of Appeals found res judicata ...

White Sox look for first win post ASG against Rays  WLS-TVChicago White Sox right-hander Reynaldo Lopez pledged to make the second half of his season better than his first.

Appeals court rejects belated post-conviction appeal | 2019-04-24  Indiana LawyerA post-conviction petitioner who failed to timely file a notice of appeal has permanently extinguished his opportunity to appeal and cannot invoke ...

Judge: No post-conviction relief for former CSI employee who embezzled more than $530000  Times-NewsTWIN FALLS — A judge denied a post-conviction relief request earlier this month from a former College of Southern Idaho employee who embezzled more than ...

Scotts Bluff man loses his appeal for postconviction relief  KSNB Local 4LINCOLN, Neb. - (KNEP) - A Scotts Bluff County man loses his postconviction relief appeal to both county district court and Nebraska Supreme Court. According ...

Public defenders to help some in King County remove ‘scarlet letter’ of criminal conviction from their record  The Seattle TimesThere may be thousands of felons eligible to have their records vacated and the King County Department of Public Defense has formed a new unit to help them ...

Confirmed Judges, Confirmed Fears: Trump Judge Amy Coney Barrett Tries to Deny Post-Conviction Relief Despite Prosecutor Hiding Hypnosis of Key Witness  People For the American WayConfirmed Judges, Confirmed Fears” is a blog series documenting the harmful impact of President Trump's judges on Americans' rights and liberties.

Man who struck and killed trooper on I-91 in 2003 seeks release from prison  vtdigger.orgEric Daley testifies during his post-conviction relief trial in Windsor Superior Court on Monday in White River Junction. Photo by Jennifer Hauck/Valley News.

Man who killed Gary cop withdraws petition challenging conviction  Chicago TribuneCarl Blount, who was sentenced to life without parole in the murder of a Gary police officer, withdrew his petition for post-conviction relief.

Curtis Flowers' lawyers want answers from Doug Evans  APM ReportsIn its latest filing, the defense team wants a chance to question the prosecutor under oath.

Spotlight: Cory Booker's New Sentencing Reform Bill Is About Redemption  The AppealEditor's Note: The Daily Appeal is occasionally examining the 2020 presidential contenders' records, platforms, and rhetoric on issues relating to criminal justice.

Conley's Mother, Former Attorneys Testify At Post-Conviction Relief Hearing  Eagle 99.3 FM WSCHConvicted murder Andrew Conley is seeking a revision of his sentence which would give him the possibility of parole.

India hopes for ICJ relief in Kulbhushan Jadhav case  Times of IndiaIndia News: Ahead of Wednesday's verdict by the International Court of Justice, India's main hope is that the court will hold Pakistan guilty of violating Vienna.

Adnan Syed Trials, Convictions, and Appeals Timeline - Hae Min Lee Murder Case  HarpersBAZAAR.comThe two decades-long case depicted on HBO's The Case Against Adnan Syed is extraordinarily complex. Here, we lay out the essential facts of Syed's ...

Steven Avery's attorney requests new trial, new judge  WBAYSteven Avery's attorney has filed a motion asking the circuit court to reverse his conviction for the 2005 murder of Teresa Halbach and order a new trial.

Post-conviction relief appeal denied | 2017-11-09  Indiana LawyerA Vigo County man's petition for post-conviction relief was denied by the Indiana Court of Appeals on Thursday. Charles A. Edmonson, pro se, argued the ...

Attorneys seek relief under ND ruling for people convicted of refusing DUI blood test  Grand Forks HeraldFew people have apparently sought to vacate convictions for refusing warrantless DUI blood tests in the year since a North Dakota Supreme Court opinion ...

Judge grants new trial for man convicted of sexual abuse  Clinton HeraldCLINTON — Post-conviction relief has been granted to a Clinton man convicted in 2014 of seven counts of sexual abuse and 60 counts of sexual exploitation of ...

Judge dismisses relief case appeal for Lawson  Cleveland Daily BannerBradley County Criminal Court Judge Andrew Mark Freiberg has dismissed a post-conviction relief case for Aaron Dean Lawson, the man convicted in 2014 in ...

Attorneys seek relief for people convicted of refusing DUI blood test  Williston Daily HeraldFew people have apparently sought to vacate convictions for refusing warrantless DUI blood tests in the year since a North Dakota Supreme Court opinion ...

Convicted murderer of correctional officer missed deadline for sentence review  Herald-Mail MediaA man serving life plus 295 1/2 years for the 2006 murder of Correctional Officer Jeffery Wroten was allowed to request a review of his sentence last year, then ...

SERIAL'S ADNAN SYED NEW TRIAL OVERTURNED - Legal Solutions Blog  Westlaw InsiderIt has been nearly 5 years since the nation was buzzing about season 1 of the Serial podcast telling the story of Adnan Syed's murder conviction in 2000.

Man seeks to have Grafton murder conviction thrown out  Brattleboro ReformerNEWFANE — A former Bellows Falls man who was convicted of aiding in the 2002 murders of two people in the Mollie Beattie State Forest in Grafton is seeking ...

Bid to set aside murder, attempted murder convictions rejected  Indiana LawyerA man who pleaded guilty at age 15 lost his appeal on a motion to set aside his murder and attempted murder convictions when the Indiana Court of Appeals ...

NJ drunken driving: 10,000 cases at Jersey Shore could be wiped out  Asbury Park PressThe state Supreme Court's decision in a Monmouth County case leaves more than 20000 drunk driving cases — 10000 at the Shore — in question.

Woman's murder conviction vacated for ineffective counsel | 2019-05-17  Indiana LawyerA woman with a history of mental illness who was convicted in 2002 of murdering her boyfriend after testifying the she heard a voice telling her she was the ...

Man convicted of fatally shooting police officer moves toward appeal  Bristol Herald CourierBLOUNTVILLE, Tenn. — Attorneys for Nikolaus Johnson, the Bristol man convicted of fatally shooting a police officer in 2004, and the state gathered in ...

Horry, Georgetown Co. murderer sentenced to death row wants retrial  wpde.comStephen Stanko appeared in a Georgetown County courtroom Monday for a post conviction relief hearing. Stanko was sentenced to death row in 2007 after he ...

‘Making a Murderer’: Everything That’s Happened Since Season One  Rolling StoneIt's been nearly three years since Netflix's Making a Murderer brought international attention to Manitowoc County, Wisconsin, and had just about everyone ...

Caddo Parish man seeks rape, molestation convictions reversed  Shreveport TimesA Caddo parish man who is serving a life sentence for rape and molestation of a juvenile is arguing that his convictions and sentence should be reversed ...

Race and the death penalty: Supreme Court to hear case of Curtis Flowers, tried six times for quadruple murder  The Washington PostWINONA, Miss. — Early one hot July morning in 1996, four people were executed in Tardy Furniture Store, a mainstay of this town's compact business district.

Platt's post-conviction hearing stalled | News | ncnewsonline.com  New Castle NewsFrom his state prison cell, Leon Platt is trying to make a whodunit case out of the shooting death of Richard Hogue in an Ellwood City apartment.

Judge denies Steven Avery's motion seeking new trial in 'Making a Murderer' case  Appleton Post CrescentMANITOWOC - The Sheboygan County Circuit Court judge overseeing Steven Avery's case on Thursday denied a motion by his attorneys seeking to ...